The life and career of Ozwald Boateng are profiled. Ozwald Boateng was the youngest and first African tailor to open up shop on London’s Saville Row.
Former Nigerian banker turned philanthropist & entrepreneur, Tony Elumelu, is profiled.
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Nigeria’s president has formally launched a national electronic identity card, which all Nigerians will have to have by 2019 if they want to vote.
Western Union has launched an outbound remittance service in Nigeria, allowing people to send – not only receive – money around the world.
iROKOtv.com today announced that it has licensed two of the top award-winning Hollywood drama TV series — Spartacus and Magic City — from Starz Digital Media.
A northern Namibian area spanning 62km x 152km (9,424 km²) has become home to the world’s biggest television white spaces (TVWS) broadband pilot project, says Microsoft.
Emirates, a global connector of people and places, and Arik Air, West Africa’s leading airline, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship and explore further areas of co-operation.
IN 2001 MTN, a fledgling telecoms company from South Africa, paid $285m for one of four mobile licences sold at auction by the government of Nigeria.
Nigeria’s population is expected to surpass that of the United States by 2050, according to the United Nations.
As the dust settles after the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit that took place in early August in Washington, a clearer picture is emerging of what it achieved.
Leading music site, Notjustok.com is launching a SoundCloud-styled music platform today that allows artists to upload songs and share with their friends, fans and followers as well as link these up with iTunes so that listeners can purchase their music.
Standard Chartered puts up its own capital and that of others.
Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana have announced their interest in bidding to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following Libya’s withdrawal as the host nation.
CNN’s African Start-Up talked to some of the ingenious entrepreneurs wanting to get a slice of Nigeria’s wedding industry cake.
Nigeria’s health minister has insisted the Ebola outbreak has been contained in the country, and said it was working hard with its African neighbors to fight the disease.
Not that “Africa” is a country, of course, but it helps to look at broad, continent-wide trends. People are reluctant to the idea of demographics as the great driver of history.
Kenya’s biggest mobile network Safaricom is making progress in acquiring the infrastructure of smaller rival yuMobile.
Nigeria’s 10-year bonds will be added to the JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s (JPM) benchmark emerging-market index series, the nation’s debt management agency said.
I have always been optimistic about Africa, and Africa is where I make my money, without paying bribes…
Nigerian oil company Oando completed a $1.5 billion deal to buy ConocoPhillips’s assets in Nigeria on Wednesday, catapulting it to be one of the top players in the West African country’s emerging indigenous oil and gas exploration industry.
Shoprite Holdings Ltd. (SHP), South Africa’s biggest food retailer, is shifting its investment focus to the rest of the continent as sales in its home market slow and full-year profit missed analysts’ estimates.
The Board of Directors of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc on Tuesday announced the appointment of Mr. Emmanuel Nnorom as the President/Chief Executive Officer of the company.
The small gesture was not Fela Kuti’s style. With his band the Africa 70, this Afrobeat pioneer rolled out monster-size grooves, chugging along with soulful beats, keyboards and horns.
It’s been a busy year for Carmudi, a developing-world used-car start-up, and it’s about to get busier.
When I met Fela Kuti, the self-styled “Black President”, he was in a London hotel wearing only a pair of red underpants, smoking a massive joint, surrounded by three of his wives he notoriously married 26 in one day and his personal magician, a Ghanaian who called himself Professor Hindu.
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has replaced the top four executives at Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, his office said on Saturday, intervening in one of the country’s most powerful institutions and the source of 80 percent of government revenues.
Etisalat Nigeria today announced the sale of 2,136 of its towers to IHS Holding Limited (IHS) as part of a broader strategy to drive improvements in the quality of its network performance and to accelerate roll out of 2G and 3G coverage and new services to its customers.
The world’s largest digital distributor of African movies, iROKO Partners is set to officially launch its new movie production company, ROK Studios, which is expected to focus on the production of entertainment-focused content, especially movies for a global audience through its platform, iROKOtv.com.
MTN Group has announced it will invest approximately EUR 168 million into AIG in the next two to four years after acquiring 33.3% of the JV between Rocket Internet and Millicom.
Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam says the carrier will have four hubs in Africa and talks in particular about the growth potential of the DRC.
In 2013, Africa’s share of global FDI projects reached 5.7%, its highest level in a decade. The number of new FDI projects in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) increased by 4.7%.
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